White House is illuminated in blue and white
White House is illuminated in blue and whiteSipa USA via Reuters Connect

The White House was illuminated on Monday night in blue and white, the colors of the flag of Israel, in a show of support with Israel amid the war against Hamas.

“White House in White and Blue tonight. We stand with Israel,” wrote Brett McGurk, White House Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, in a post on X.

Earlier on Monday, President Joe Biden released a statement in which he confirmed that at least 11 American citizens were killed in the Hamas attack on Israel, and also reiterated the US support for Israel.

“In this moment of heartbreak, the American people stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Israelis. We remember the pain of being attacked by terrorists at home, and Americans across the country stand united against these evil acts that have once more claimed innocent American lives. It is an outrage. And we will continue to show the world that the American people are unwavering in our resolve to oppose terrorism in all forms,” Biden wrote.

“The United States and the State of Israel are inseparable partners, and I affirmed to Prime Minister Netanyahu again when we spoke yesterday that the United States will continue to make sure Israel has what it needs to defend itself and its people,” he added.

Later in the day, former US President Barack Obama expressed support for Israel following the Hamas attacks on the country.

“All Americans should be horrified and outraged by the brazen terrorist attacks on Israel and the slaughter of innocent civilians. We grieve for those who died, pray for the safe return of those who’ve been held hostage, and stand squarely alongside our ally, Israel, as it dismantles Hamas,” Obama wrote in a statement on X.

“As we support Israel’s right to defend itself against terror, we must keep striving for a just and lasting peace for Israelis and Palestinians alike,” he added.

Also offering his support for Israel was former President Bill Clinton.

“I condemn the horrific terrorist assault carried out by Hamas in Israel, and mourn the senseless loss of life. My heart is with all those affected by the violence, including American families,” Clinton wrote in a statement posted to X.

“Now is a time for the world to rally against terrorism and to support Israeli democracy. I stand with the government of Israel and all Israelis, and urge them to stand together. This is a moment to focus on purpose over politics,” he added.